Pretoria to Cape Town Train Journey

2 days

Pretoria to Cape Town Train Journey


  • Explore the historic town of Kimberley
  • Visit the Big Hole in Kimberley
  • Watch as the South African landscape passes by
  • Enjoy fine dining in the old-fashioned dining car
  • Play a game of backgammon in the stylish lounge
  • Enjoy a superb high tea in the lounge car
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Experience the style and grace of a luxury rail journey as you travel overnight from Pretoria to Cape Town. Soak up the elegant ambience on this splendid train as it winds its way through South Africa's unique and changing landscape.

En route, stop in the mining town of Kimberley and experience the timelessness of this historical town and its famous attraction, the Kimberley Hole.

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  • Tour Duration: 2 Days

  • Start: pretoria
  • End: cape town

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South Africa

The Blue Train

1 Night
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Detailed breakdown

Day 1: All aboard the Blue Train | 1 Night

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Arrive at the Pretoria Station and enjoy pre-departure drinks and snacks in The Blue Train Lounge before being assisted to your suite by a butler. After a delectable brunch, spend the afternoon relaxing as you watch the scenery glide past. Enjoy mid-afternoon high tea in the luxurious Lounge Car. Arrive in Kimberley for a brief stop where you'll board an old-style tram for a ride through this quaint town to the mine. Marvel at the famous Kimberley Hole from an enclosed ramp. Return to the Blue Train in time to freshen up a bit before dinner. Meal time, particularly dinner, is quite an elegant affair and men are requested to wear a jacket and tie.

Day 2: Let the Mother City welcome you

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Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the dining car on a first come, first served basis or for some privacy, request to have your breakfast in your suite. Spend the rest of the morning thinking of some exciting activities you'd like to do while in the Mother City. The Blue Train will arrive at Cape Town Station at approximately midday, giving you the rest of the day to enjoy those activities. Upon arrival your butler will assist you off the train and accompanying you to the Blue Train Lounge. Go2Africa can arrange a private transfer from the station to your next destination. We recommend you combine this journey with an exploration of vibrant Cape Town - one of the top ten cities in the world - or of the scenically stunning Garden Route.

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  • A visit to "The Big Hole" in Kimberley
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  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


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Dates Price
2018-09-01 — 2018-11-15 $1,805
2018-11-16 — 2018-12-31 $1,470
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Traveller Reviews

Pretoria to Cape Town Train Journey

Carlien Parsons

"A great alternative to air travel, spend a comfortable night on board the luxury Blue Train after a fabulous stay in Cape Town. The perfect way to end a trip."